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Â· PINK FLOYD â€“ OFF THE WALL: SPECIAL RADIO CONSTRUCTIONÂ â€“ INCREDIBLY RAREÂ ORIGINAL 1979 WHITE LABEL PROMO-ONLY SINGLE-DISC RADIO SAMPLER FROM 'THE WALL' ALBUM WITH SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT MIXES OF SOME TRACKS NEVER BEFORE (OR AFTER) RELEASED IN THIS FORM; Â IN UNIQUE SINGLE-POCKET COVER AND WITH UNIQUE ARTWORK;Â ORIGINAL 1979 COLUMBIA STEREO LP AS-736
Â· ORIGINAL U.S. PRESSING
Â· *** WHITE LABEL PROMO (STOCK COPIES OF THIS SAMPLER DO NOT EXIST; ALL COPIES OF THIS RECORD ARE WHITE LABEL PROMOS)Â ***
Â· *** IN ADDITION, , THE PROMOTIONAL STAMP ON THE COVER CLEARLY IDENTIFIES THE ITEM AS PROMOTIONAL ***
Â· ORIGINAL COLUMBIA LABEL,Â MID-'70s STYLE, WHITEÂ PROMOTIONAL VERSION
Â· THIS IS THE ORIGINAL, AUTHENTIC, FIRST U.S. PRESSING; THIS IS NOT A REISSUE, AN IMPORT, OR A COUNTERFEIT PRESSING.
Â· ORIGINAL, THICK CARDBOARD COVER (AMERICAN STYLE);
Â· UNIQUE PROMO-ONLY COVER, RADICALLY DIFFERENT FROM THE COMMERCIALLY RELEASED, COMMON, 2-LP SET
Â· CLEAN, WEAR-FREE LABELS
Â· MATRIX NUMBER IN TRAIL-OFF VINYL (DEAD WAX) ENDS WITH '-1A/-1B'.Â ON SOME LABELS,Â SUFFIX 'â€“1' DENOTES THE VERY FIRST, ORIGINAL PRESSING)
Â· FAIRLY THICK VINYL PRESSING On the scale from 1 to 10 (1 being the least thick, andÂ 10 being the thickest), we assess the thickness of the vinyl as 7.
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Pink Floyd â€“ Off The Wall is a rare 1979 US eight track, radio-friendly white-label promo sampler LP for The Wall album that was distributed mainly to radio stations in 1979 and the early 80â€™s. The album featured extended versions of several tracks, along with clean intros and outros. Rather than blend track-to-track, the album was banded with gaps between the tracks. A shorter running time allowed the vinyl to to be mastered with deeper-cut grooves for better sound quality.
Among the cool stuff contained in this samplerâ€™s eight tracks were a longer version of â€œRun Like Hellâ€ with a clean opening and cold fade without crowd noises, a version of â€œYoung Lust with a clean outro without the phone call dialog on top of it, and a version of â€œGoodbye Blue Skyâ€ that had a clean intro with no sound effects.
One of the FM stations I worked at in Los Angeles back in the day had a copy of this beauty. Currently, it is one of the better Pink Floyd vinyl rarities out there. Expect to spend $$$$ when you find one, as you just did, right here and now (consider yourself lucky!).
So...what was different about this disc from any other? Hereâ€™s the track-by-track rundown:
Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 â€” The â€œhit.â€ Nothing special here. This version lacked the 9-second extended instrumental intro of the single version. It had the same ending as the single version â€” a fade out towards the end of David Gilmourâ€™s guitar solo.
Goodbye Blue Sky â€” It lacked the pastoral sound effects at the beginning of the track. The acoustic guitar intro was clean for about the first 9 seconds. On the album/CD version, sound effects of birds and bomber fleets could be heard until the synths kicked in. The outro was a wash. On this LP, the song faded out completely at the same spot in the music where we would have heard the first notes of â€œEmpty Spacesâ€ on the CD.
Young Lust â€” The track started with the same the pickup beat and went straight into the vocal as the album/CD release. It clocked in at 3:25 on this release. Basically, it was the same running time as the original LP version, but the pick-up note at the beginning lacked the crossover from â€œEmpty Spacesâ€ and the outro was clean, lacking the dialog of phone call back home on top of the music.
One Of My Turns â€” A clean version of the track with nothing obscuring the beginning or the the end. The opening synth was unobscured and had a faster attack that faded in quicker. The first 6 seconds of the track was clean and lacked the dial tone sound effects of the album version. At the end of the track, the echo and reverb of Roger Watersâ€™ vocal â€œWhy are you running awayâ€¦?â€ sustained for about 3 seconds longer than the album version.
Hey You â€” No different than the album version. The vocal echo of â€œâ€¦we fallâ€ faded out just before the opening sound effects would have started on the album version of â€œNobody Homeâ€.
Nobody Home â€” No different than the album version.
Comfortably Numb â€” No different than the album version.
Run Like Hell â€” This extended album version of â€œRun Like Hellâ€ had a clean opening and cold fade without crowd noises. This version had the complete, extended 8-bar intro with additional guitar â€œflair.â€ The outro was extended and had the full guitar refrain which repeated twice (instead of once) for the full 16 bars.
Pink Floyd Off The Wall â€“ Special Radio Construction LP Track Listing
All songs written and composed by Roger Waters, except where noted.
Title Â / Writer(s) / Lead vocals / Time
1 â€œAnother Brick in the Wall (Part II)â€Â Gilmour, Waters 3:19
2 â€œGoodbye Blue Skyâ€Â Gilmour 2:24
3 â€œYoung Lustâ€ Â Â Waters, Gilmour Gilmour 3:27
4 â€œOne of My Turnsâ€Â Â Waters 3:41